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Sporting clay ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by southjblue, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Release trigger---Do they use release trigger for sporting clay? If so are they as good as the pull trigger shooters?
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If flinch is such a problem that a release trigger has to be used, why not switch to a smaller gauge instead?
     
  3. southjblue

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    Once U get used to a release its hard to go back to pull
     
  4. EuroJoe

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    Flinching not a big problem in sporting, lots more muzzle movement, but I've seen it done.
     
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    I've mastered the art of flinching while shooting Sporting Clays. I should switch to a release and am contemplating that idea. I don't feel the switch to a smaller guage would help as I also flinch with a .22 cal. pump with bird shot on my annual cabbage butterfly hunt!!
     
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    >>Flinching not a big problem in sporting, lots more muzzle movement, but I've seen it done.

    Yep, what he said.
     
  7. Phil Kiner

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    Brian smaller guage will not cure a flinch or flinching problem
     
  8. Easystreet

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    I've used a double release trigger in sporting clays for about 6 years now. I've been quite successful at it. Got to NSCA AA class. I've also seen other release trigger users in sporting clays and generally they are in the upper classes also. I guess if you've been shooting long enough to develop a flinch, you've pretty well advanced beyond the entry levels of shooting. :)

    Easystreet
     
  9. Snooky

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    I shoot sporting and use double releases in my Perazzi and Cole release in my 391. There are more release shooters than one might think. All for the same reason, flinching.

    Snooky
     
  10. teddy34

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    Easystreet & Snooky, I shot a double release for trap doubles. I want to
    try in sporting. My question: Do you start with a mounted gun and the
    release set as in trap, or on the targets with a waiting time do you set
    release (first shot) as you mount the gun or after mounted? Ex. long
    incomers. Thanks for any info, Gary Owen
     
  11. fly

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    one of the best in the SC business shoots a release. John Kruger
     
  12. Easystreet

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    Gary Owen,

    I always start with the gun mounted to my shoulder. Then I set the trigger and call for the target. Only on very rare occassions such as a VERY long incomer that I know I have LOTS of time on do I wait to set the trigger. If you are just getting into sporting clays with a release trigger, I suggest that you set the trigger before calling for the target 100% of the time. It's no problem to hold the set trigger for several seconds, if necessary, while the incomer comes closer. If the trigger is already set, that's one less thing to think about.

    However, if I set the trigger and the target comes out broken, I will usually break open the gun and start again.

    Easystreet
     
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